I work at the intersection of International Relations, Comparative Politics, Social Psychology and Political Sociology, seeking to understand why countries with similar rules of the game for making policy have fundamentally different policymaking processes (and outcomes) from each other. A second strand of my research focuses on how to enhance exchanges between scholars and policymakers to improve both policy and research. Part of my research has been published in peer-reviewed and policy journals in the United States and abroad, by a major university press, and featured in mass media outlets such as the Huffington Post and Inside Higher Ed.

I also have a passion for teaching (my teaching evaluations are a testament to that!), and can teach graduate and undergraduate courses on International Relations, Comparative Politics and related sub-fields.